Survey on Inclusion in Museums

Dear friends,

It has been our delight to connect and share with you over the last 8 years. The Incluseum’s goal has been to collectively and collaboratively inquire about inclusion in museums; how it is understood and enacted, along with the opportunities and challenges it presents to contemporary museum practice.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has shifted life for all of us and we share your concerns about the future of the arts and culture field during these uncertain times. As you know, our collective work for greater inclusion in cultural institutions is more important than ever–and it will be even more so in the coming months and years as we rebuild different sectors of society.

At this moment, and in the context of my PhD studies, I am seeking to better understand the following question:

How is the cultivation of inclusion perceived and experienced by Incluseum stakeholders in the U.S.?

To do so, I am requesting your participation in a survey.* My hope is that the survey will reveal areas of both strength and weakness to help guide the work ahead and ensure that inclusion and related transformational values such as diversity and equity are foregrounded as we move forward.

The survey can be found here: https://ischooluw.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a8yu5o78hktcfGJ

Results of this research will be shared via The Incluseum and other public venues in 2021.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

*Survey questions were crafted using recent literature and initiatives emanating from the U.S. museum field, such as the MASS Action Toolkit, the AAM Facing Change report, the of/by/for all Organizational Self-Assessment, and dialogue generated from #MuseumsRespondtoFerguson and #MuseumWorkersSpeak. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions (rosepk@uw.edu).

 

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